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Colorado Private Land Access POLL

Steve Hilde, is conducting this poll for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The program will be similar to Montana's Block Management, Wyoming's Access Yes and Idaho's program...It could open up Millions of acres of Private land to us hunters. Please take a few minutes and take it.

Steve Hilde writes.........I am requesting the CDOW sponsor a hunter access proposal which is posted at the web link. I am leveraging the CDOW's sportsmen's advisory group process to seek support and sponsorship.
I am hoping by posting this here, it will create some awareness and support in the sportsmen community for this concept. As well, your feedback would be very valuable for me.

Please look at the data on the web link, and take the poll. If possible let me know your thoughts. I am rookie when it comes to web site design, let me know if you can see the slides or have any trouble.

I hope you can the make the SAG meeting held in your region to further this proposal with the alternatives you support. If it is not on the agenda, please bring it up.

While you consider the concept, please keep in mind how many people may live in Colorado 25, 50 or 100 years from now. If projections are met, think of the pressure, and usage demands placed on public lands by not only hunters, but all user communities. Where will the wildlife be with all the pressure on public lands? I believe the time to get this started is now.

I will be seeking the support of the Colorado Wildlife federation, CBA, RMBS, WSSC and the CMDA. If there are other conservation/advocacy groups that may support this, please let me know so I may contact them.

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Colorado Private Land Access POLL

The problem with Colorado is that there are just too many darn people moving here. The city planners have done too little way too late. They should have planned for the growth a decade before it started to occured, but they didn't. In the last 10 years the Denver metro area itself has grown at a fenominal rate. I remember a time not long ago (say about 15 years ago and prior) when you didn't have to wait in line just to hike up a 14'er, you could even still find a camp spot at most camp sites during the weekends, you never got stuck in a 40 mile back up on I-70 returning home from a day of skiing. Brick Wall,) There were more better places to fish with better bag limits. Gee, rush hour traffic lasted about 1.5 hrs and just meant a bit more traffic on the highways with rarely any stops or hold ups, and imagine this - rollover multi-car accidents didn't occure 5 times a day either Brick Wall,) Randon criminal shooting happened occasionally but weren't a daily occurance. There were even a few more public shooting ranges around for us to enjoy. There was even open space land not far outside Denver where you could shoot (now those places are well developed neighborhoods).

I do think the growth in Colorado has done some good to give it a facelift. Yes there are places in Denver that used to be Skid Row have now been fixed up and are now very nice areas.

Of course I'm just ranting and raving here, but Ah the good old days Big smile

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Colorado Private Land Access POLL

Western Hunter, Well said. Yes It is no longer rush hour, now it's more like rush day.
I do hope the DOW will take a long, hard look at this access program. Montana's program is going really well and we could have something in Colorado like it too. It would take off some of the pressure that is on the public lands and open up a lot of good hunting areas.

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